NYS Caregiving and Respite Coalition is committed to assisting communities in growing a volunteer respite workforce. The Coalition offers "Train the Trainer" Courses for the REST Program. It is our goal to train leaders throughout the state in order to increase respite program opportunities for caregivers.
Once trained, REST volunteers will be well prepared to provide temporary relief to caregivers in both the home and planned setting. REST training prepares volunteers to build caring relationships, handle crisis, and overcome communication obstacles. REST participants learn safety proactices, acquire an overview of disabilites and learn how to create a positive atmosphere in respite situations.
Finger Lakes Region Announcement
NYSCRC in partnershhip with Ithaca College and The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center is pleased to present
The New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition is funded by the Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Servies, State Lifespan Respit Programs.
The purpose of this grant is to implement a statewide system of coordinated, community based respite for family caregivers caring for individuals with special needs of all ages.
ON PINS & NEEDLES
Caregivers of adults with mental illness - National Alliance on Mental Illness explores the plight of this invisible caregiver. It is estimeated that at least 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult with emotonal of mental health issue. This study builds on prior research has shown that these caregivers are especially vulnerable, as they face complex, high burden care situation, resultig im higher caregiver stress and strain.
In 2015, an alliance of a dozen organizations throughout the Rochester (Monroe County) area introduced a new campaign focusing on the needs of family caregivers. This comprehensive community impact campaign featured the launch of HelpACaregiver.org, a single point of entry for caregivers, or those concerned about a caregiver they know, to connect with the services they need.
This multi-layered program was made possible through grant funding from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, and includes recruitment of volunteer "caregiver companions" to help give caregivers a break by providing respite services. Another important goal of this initiative is make sure caregivers are lined up with services they can benefit from much earlier on in their caregiving journey.
The Rochester Advertising Council enlisted the help of Antithesis Advertising and other providers of creative services, who donated their time to build the creative campaign necessary to promote this important community program. The Ad Council also facilitated the donation of media time/space to make sure these television spots and print ads reach a broad audience, ensuring maximum impact.
Support services and resources for caregivers are available across New York State. Click here for a county by county listing.
Supporting You: New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC), supports all people engaged in caregiving,
and is dedicated to quality and accessible respite for all ages, conditions and disabilities.
New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition c/o Lifespan 1900 S. Clinton Ave Rochester, NY 14618 585-244-8400E-mail NYSCRC